Laughter May Be Best Medicine for Scleroderma
Okay, maybe not the best, but it helps.
I started writing this blog in 2009. If you have been along for the ride, you have seen my writing evolve from sub-par to adequate. Now, I’m doing stand-up comedy and in no way should be promoting it, but I am telling people where I will be performing. Why? Because I talk about scleroderma. I also posted this because I want to show other scleroderma patients there is hope, but you have to fight. I did. And now I have this warped sense of humor. (I had the warped sense of humor before, but now I do it with more words of Latin and Greek origin.)
Look, I never wanted to be a “scleroderma comedian”, but with my hands, it’s really hard not to talk about it. People have questions, and merely my medication gets a laugh because it’s so hard to believe. But this has to start somewhere, and why not with something that creates laughter.
I don’t think having scleroderma is funny. In fact, scleroderma is very scary to patients and those who love them. But the mistakes I have made personally, and ways I cope with it, are funny to me. So, I’m going to get people to laugh, and learn something, as well as show the world that with educated doctors and medical practitioners who will fight along side their patients, patients can survive. Nothing will ever trump a cure, but for now, I’m going to laugh at what scares me.
Thursday, July 10, I will be at Aces in Murrieta, California, for open mic. (Yes, that Murrieta.)
Saturday, July 19, I will be performing at Hot Java’s Deaf Comedy Jam in Long Beach, California.